An afternoon walk in the Malvern Hills

For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.

Isaiah 54: 10

The Malvern hills ( from the word Moel – Bryn meaning the bare hill ) are in the counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire in England. The rock is mostly granite with the hills having many fossils in them from when the sea covered this area.

The 2,000 year old ramparts,brown walls of earth, are clear to see. The grass is greening after the heavy rains, especially in the gullies. The drought didn’t defeat it . It is growing from its soil covered roots or seeds.

The Malvern Hills are known for springs and wells and until 2010 the mineral water could be bought worldwide, now it has a much smaller distribution.

The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.

W Somerset Maugham
The 2000 year old ramparts are clearly visible in this picture I took and
it takes some imagination to realise it was probably home to 4,000 people over a period of 400 to 500 years. The coming of the Romans meant the end of the hill forts. The ancient British chieftain Caractacus is said to have made his last stand at British Camp on the Malvern hills. Elgar composed his cantata on the folklore of Caractacus in 1898.

The higher the hill, the stronger the wind: so the loftier the life, the stronger the enemies temptations.

John Wycliffe (1330-1384 promoter of the first complete translation of the Bible in English)

I hope you were able to see a little of the Malvern hills as we saw them in an England turning from yellow to green.

Take care and many blessings.

Sandy 🙂

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